Personal Development
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Personal Development

The aim of the school is to provide our students with a full range of opportunities beyond the curriculum to develop their skills and interests and complement the passions they have outside school. We identify student interests in a range of fields, looking to provide clubs, competitions, visits and visiting speakers that can enrich and inspire. Our school day allows us to encourage extra-curricular provision and, in STEP time, the development of wider skills. We have also developed our student leadership programme to allow progression from Year 7 through to Year 13, providing opportunities in a range of different areas. Each year students are involved in a summer enrichment week which allows them to explore their interests beyond the curriculum, including trips abroad.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Student Leadership

Information to be published once school is back to normal.

Enrichment Week

Information to be published when this can go ahead


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Amanda is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Amanda became a parent governor in 2009 and has enjoyed several responsibilities across this time including being Chair of the Achievement and Standards committee, a member of the Excel Academy Audit committee, and most recently has been appointed as a Member of the Excel Academy Partnership. Her career started out with the Halifax Building Society where she worked as a mortgage advisor for 20 years, before entering the political arena. Amanda is a County Councillor for Durham County Council, representing Framwellgate and Newton Hall ward. Amanda was formerly a student at Framwellgate School Durham, where she met her husband and many other friends, as well as taking on the responsibility of being Deputy Head Girl. Amanda is passionate about the school and local area and is actively involved in the school at every opportunity.

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